Sun Rays save lives
By christophersaul on Oct 10, 2005
I heard a great story last week about how Sun Ray technology literally saved someone's life. Sun Rays are an excellent fit in hospitals as a clinician's terminal. No need for expensive to maintain PCs or even more expensive to maintain tablet PCs and the like. A zero maintenance terminal just sits there and accesses whatever application you need, securely. No other thin client solution even comes close. One hospital customer of ours has recently replaced their PC network with Sun Rays. Before it was impossible to get all the information needed in a consolidated fashion from one terminal. Doctors were rushing around to different labs and areas of the hospital and never had all the info they needed at their fingertips. One patient's condition began to worsen severely. The normal reaction to this would have been to pump him full of a certain chemical from an IV. Just before the medical team started to do this, the doctor accessed the Sun Ray by the bed to pull up the patient's records. The results from a recent test had just come in and the doctor was able to see them instantly - it turned out the patient was allergic to the drug they were about to administer an extra dose of. Another dose may have killed him. They used something else to stabilise his condition. This is when the usual arguments about total cost of ownership and easy manageability become pretty irrelevant. Needless to say, we have one very happy customer.